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Read some of the amazing stories from police bravery awards

Supt Jackson PC Rogers

Isle of Wight police officers’ life-saving bravery and professionalism has been highlighted at an awards ceremony.

Thursday, 19th October, 2017 1:57pm

By Hampshire Constabulary

Universal Credits to be ‘widespread’ on the Isle of Wight next Spring

bob seely

Universal Credits have been in the news a lot of late. Some people on the Isle of Wight are on them already, but next Spring they will be 'widespread' say Bob Seely. Here he outlines why he thinks they're good and the transitional loan available.

Thursday, 19th October, 2017 12:16pm

By Sally Perry with 8 readers' comments

NSPCC urges supporters on the Isle of Wight to Go Green for Hallowe’en

Go Green for Halloween photo of girls face being painted

This Halloween people of all ages on the Isle of Wight are being urged to Go Green (NSPCC's colours) help raise vital funds to support the charity.

Thursday, 19th October, 2017 11:47am

By Hayley Pierre

Share your cycling experiences for research project

Bicycle in countryside

The survey is part of a research project being undertaken by Visit Isle of Wight, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, with funding secured competitively from the Department of Transport.

Thursday, 19th October, 2017 10:38am

By IW Council Press Office with one comment

Isle of Wight residents targeted in unpaid taxes phone scam


The police are issuing crime prevention advice after a number of reports of telephone scams on the Isle of Wight.

Thursday, 19th October, 2017 7:08am

By Hampshire Constabulary

Live: Isle of Wight councillors debate plan for next three years

corp plan diagram

Members of the Isle of Wight council will be considering the proposed three year Corporate Plan at the extraordinary meeting. If you can't make it along, catch up with our coverage here.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 5:50pm

By Sally Perry with 9 readers' comments

Newport Harbour challenge for Isle of Wight Young Designers

young designers award

The brief for the 2018 Young Designers Award will be released next month and the award will see an overall winner selected by public vote from the winning entries from each category.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 4:21pm

By IW Council Press Office

Cash boost from PCC to help stamp out hate crime

hate crime reporting map

Number of hate crimes reported to Hampshire and the Isle of Wight police saw a +21.7% increase on previous year.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 2:56pm

By The Office of Police and Crime Commissioner

Isle of Wight high school rated ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Cowes enterprise

Four and a half years after Cowes Enterprise College went into Special Measures, it has now managed to work its way up to a 'Good' rating from Ofsted. Well done to all involved.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 2:39pm

By Mark Gerred with one comment

LGO investigation into Floating Bridge 6 halted, as scrutiny within IWC improves

floaty and crane

The group who reported the IWC to the Ombudsman over Floating Bridge 6, say they now believe the Council has taken the necessary action to ensure proper scrutiny, so complaint has been dropped.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 12:00pm

By East Cowes Community Organisers with 8 readers' comments

Road closures due to excessive mud (again!)

road ahead closed

Four more roads having to be closed whilst excessive mud is cleared from the carriageway.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 11:19am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Newport branch of Isle of Wight Labour Party reformed

The Newport and District branch of Isle of Wight Labour Party has been reformed, with membership of over 200 in the town’s seven wards and nearly 50 in nearby villages.

Wednesday, 18th October, 2017 11:12am

By Geoff Brodie with 2 readers' comments